Bandits pursued out of Katsina and Zamfara states by security agencies, have started relocating to Niger State.
The Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, representing Niger North Senatorial District, stated this on Saturday while commiserating with the Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, over the brutal murder of his Son, Alhaji Bashar Namaska by bandits.
Abdullahi said the action of the bandits was sad and unfortunate.
The Senator lamented, “Niger North had in the past few weeks become a haven for the bandits from Katsina and Zamfara states and the area has been receiving increased onslaught.”
He attributed the development to the aftermath of the operations of security agencies which has been pushing out the bandits from the neighbouring states of Zamfara and Katsina to Niger.
He, therefore, appealed for more integrated and comprehensive actions by the security agencies to flush the criminals out of their communities that are rural in nature in Niger North.
He said, “The attacks on senatorial district have led to wanton destruction of property, worth millions of naira, with over 30,000 people rendered homeless.
“Over 50, 000 villages had been ravaged,” the Senator further lamented.
The late Namaska was said to have visited his father’s farm at Masuga village close to Kontagora town when he was killed by the bandits.